Since 1979, the Castle Building has been preserved by the Historical Society of Saginaw County and is home to the award-winning Castle Museum of Saginaw County History. Within its walls, you will discover a celebration of the diversity and richness of the community’s heritage through dynamic exhibits and programs.
History of the 200 Block of South Jefferson
Check out what the buildings on the 200 block of South Jefferson Ave used to be and get an inside look with this self-guided walking tour!
A WIDER VIEW OF SAGINAW
Come see the exciting new exhibit 'A Wider View of Saginaw: The Panoramic Views of the Goodridge Brothers, 1910-1922' featuring large-scale panoramic reproductions capturing a unique glimpse of Saginaw in early 20th Century.
Ron Fahrner's Rendering of the Celebration Square Carousel
At the end of 2021, Kathy and Lee Kilbourn donated the miniature carousel her father, Ron Fahrner meticulously carved, painted and constructed all by hand. Although not an exact replica of the carousel at the Saginaw Children’s Zoo (he took some artist license, adding a few more exotic animals), it is a magnificent and magical rendering of the original. Currently on display in the museum’s lobby, the staff are working with the donor to develop an exhibit about the carousel as well as to get it working again.
PRETTY AS A POSTCARD
Long before email, picture postcards were an international fad. These photographic images offered a quick and inexpensive way to share thoughts and information with family and friends. The Castle Museum's latest exhibition, Pretty as a Postcard, shares early twentieth century scenes of Saginaw.
The Alcoves are located on the first floor of the Museum just outside the Morley Room. The hallway is broken into four distinct display areas. While the space may be small, the subject matter is always engaging and educational.